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Keeping it real
I aim to make people feel beautiful, whatever their hair colour eye colour, skin colour, height or weight may be. I want to raise their confidence levels so that the vibrant energy released enhances a beauty that was always there.
For some people it may come easy…er to feel beautiful. You are fed with this message from a young age; magazines and television display images of people who look like you.
For me that wasn’t the case. I grew up as a brown skinned girl who couldn’t see many (if any) women on TV who looked like me. The women I saw as beautiful and were sold to me as beautiful were fair-skinned with long glossy brown or blonde hair. That slowly became my definition of beautiful and it didn’t look anything like me.
I grew up and with time began to have a better relationship with my own reflection. I learned to use the right make up to compliment my skin, not those that made me look ashy and pale. I learned how to manage my frizzy hair, using leave in conditioners and oil treatments. I basically learned to accept and work with myself instead of being in a constant battle with myself. It wasn’t an easy journey and at times the girl who felt like the forever unattractive side-kick does still make her appearance. I am kind to her and do my best to reassure her and hope that with my kindness and acknowledgement of her existence she will once again retire to her dormant state.
I endeavour to help the people I work with recognise their uniqueness as their strength and power rather than a flaw to hide away. I want to show them the beauty they may have been ignoring or maybe even battling against and encourage them to let it shine.
I won’t Photoshop your pores to oblivion nor will I erase your freckles. I won’t make you look, taller or shorter, thinner or curvier. I won’t make your caramel skin look lighter or your porcelain skin look darker. You are you and I will honour and celebrate you for the unique, awesome individual that you are. The end!
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